Blood Testing

domoniques

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Type 2
Hi all
I am getting very worried I am type 2 but have not been good with coping with it I am on meds and my bloods used to be between 8/10 now up to 25 and have been sleeping a lots what is the best way to get my bloods down.
 

Inka

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Type 1
Hi @domoniques 25 is high : / What meds’ are you on and what’s your diet like?

Cutting down on carbs is a good way to get your blood sugar down, as is exercise and losing any excess weight (if you have any).

Because your sugars are so high, it would be worth giving your nurse a call and getting some advice and support in case your meds need adjusting.
 

Kaylz

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I'd be calling 111 and asking for advice xx
 

Ralph-YK

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Hello Domoniques
At a level of 25, I'd advice talking to someone medical.
I take it your using a meter. I'd advice keeping a food diary, along with a record of your levels. This will help you spot any patterns.
8 to 10 is quite a narrow range. Though it is possible for meter to give a difference of less than 1 after a full plate of food.
 

rebrascora

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Type 1
Hi and welcome.

BG levels that high will definitely make you lethargic/sleepy. You might also start to wee more frequently and feel thirsty.
Does this reading tie in with eating high carb foods.... I know I had a reading of 27 after eating nearly a whole bag of Jacobs salt and vinegar crackers after I was first diagnosed.
Seeking medical advice is important if your levels stay that high but the best way to bring them down is to drink plenty of water and avoid anything sugary or starchy.... that means bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, breakfast cereals and even fruit. If you are hungry eat something like eggs or meat or fish and salad or leafy green vegetables, but drink plenty of water to flush that glucose out of your system and please let us know how you get on.
 

SB2015

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Welcome to the forum @domoniques .

A level of 25 is indeed high and it would be worth getting some help.

The glucose in the blood comes in the main from the carbohydrates that you eat. This is not just sugar, but things like pasta, rice, potatoes, alongside the more obvious cakes and biscuits. If you were able to start to keep a record of the carbohydrates that you eat at each meal it would make you aware of how many you are eating , and enable you to make some adjustments o your diet or portion sizes. If this food diary is kept alongside your blood glucose readings, before each meal, and also 2 hours after a meal it would help you and your Diabetes nurse to identify patterns.
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Sorry to hear you are struggling with high BG @domoniques - those levels muat be making you feel pretty grim.

Sometimes diabetes changes over time and it is frustrating when our old strategies no longer work in the way they used to.

Have you made many changes to your food intake? It may be that with a bit of an overhaul of your diet and activity plan, you can get things in balance again. Diabetes management is often a combination of food, activity and meds. Reducing your carb intake could help get your levels down, but you would need to do that carefully and gradually depending on which medications you are taking.
 
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